Alan Charlesworth's Internet Marketing book
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Internet Marketing - a Practical Approach. A book on Internet Marketing by Alan Charlesworth
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I hope that readers will find that this book does as it suggests in its title - it is an Internet marketing book that addresses the subject from a practical perspective.

Whilst strategic issues are included where appropriate, by concentrating on the operational and functional aspects of this dynamic subject, Internet Marketing - a Practical Approach provides a step-by-step guide to implementing the key aspects of online marketing.

Although primarily aimed at an academic market, the practical nature of the book means that it will be equally useful in both training and self-learning scenarios.

It was always my intention that the book's ethos would be to get down in the e-marketing trenches rather than standing back and taking a strategic point of view on the subject. This book is designed to be more practical in nature - addressing tactics, operational and functional issues in detail. This is in contrast to many other academic texts on the subject of online marketing, which tend to concentrate on the strategy itself, rather than how that strategy is implemented at the virtual coal-face.

After reading this book - and completing the exercises within it - the reader will be equipped to undertake any Internet marketing role within a variety of organizations. The practical case-study exercises - based on theory and recognized good practice - will ensure that readers will be able to analyse situations within the work place, identify the most appropriate course of action and implement the strategies and tactics that will help the organization meet its online objectives.

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A key aspect to this Internet Marketing book is the use of a number of bespoke case studies that are designed to make clear how the impact of each online application varies between organizations and markets.

For each section of each chapter there is a case study question that is pertinent to that section - though readers are welcome to switch case studies for each question if they so wish - or even substitute their own organization. A similar format is followed at the end of each chapter, but at this time readers are invited to advise one of the case-study organizations on all aspects of Internet marketing covered in that chapter.

Throughout the book, case studies are used as both examples of how theory might be practiced and as exercises for readers to complete. Although the case studies are fictional, they all characterize real life situations. The cases are not intended to be comprehensive or exhaustive - merely a snap shot of a particular state of affairs within what is normally a complex environment, but they have been compiled in such a way that all aspects of Internet marketing can be addressed.

The book has its own website that both compliments and enhances each chapter's content.

An International Edition has been printed, for sale in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanki and other countries in South-East Asia. Although the content is identical, the International Edition is printed on plain paper rather than embossed and it is in black and white only.


Chapter 1 : The Online Environment

  1. Introduction
  2. A background to the Internet
  3. The impact of the Internet on society
  4. The impact of the Internet on business
  5. The impact of the Internet on not-for-profit organizations
  6. Online buying behaviour
  7. Online marketing objectives
Chapter 2 : Getting started online
  1. Introduction
  2. Domain names
  3. Website hosting
  4. Who develops the web presence?
  5. Website analytics and e-metrics
  6. The Internet as a tool for market research
  7. Promoting the website offline
Chapter 3 : Website development
  1. Introduction
  2. The basics
  3. Online credibility
  4. Content development
  5. The global web presence
  6. Website management
  7. Legal considerations
Chapter 4 : the B2C online presence
  1. Introduction
  2. Niche markets
  3. The retail website
  4. The check out process
  5. Fulfilment
  6. Comparison Shopping Engines
  7. Bricks and clicks - integrated retailing
Chapter 5 : the B2B online presence
  1. Introduction
  2. B2B buying practices
  3. The B2B website
  4. Lead generation
  5. e-Marketplaces
  6. Online auctions and tendering

Chapter 6 : Search engine optimization

  1. Introduction
  2. Why is SEO so important and how do
    search engines work?
  3. Keyword selection
  4. On-site optimization
  5. Off-site optimization
  6. Directories
Chapter 7 : Online advertising
  1. Introduction
  2. Objectives and management
  3. Where to advertise online?
  4. Online ad formats
  5. Search engine advertising
  6. Network advertising
  7. Affiliate programmes
  8. Landing pages
Chapter 8 : Permission marketing
  1. Introduction
  2. Email as a medium for direct marketing
  3. Email as medium for marketing messages
  4. Newsletters and RSS feeds
  5. Personalization
  6. Mobile marketing
Chapter 9 : Social media marketing
  1. Introduction
  2. Consumer generated content
  3. Social networks and online communities
  4. Virtual worlds
  5. Blogging
  6. Viral marketing
  7. Online public relations and reputation management
Chapter 10 : The Internet as part of an integrated marketing strategy
  1. Introduction
  2. Integrated marketing


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Internet Marketing - a Practical Approach is published by Butterworth Heinmann / Elsevier.

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